CALAIS, Maine — Racino advocates are kicking off a campaign in support of a racetrack casino in eastern Maine.
Passamaquoddy tribal leaders, community representatives and business leaders are holding a news conference Thursday in Calais in a show of support for a statewide referendum seeking approval for a horse track with slot machines in Washington County to be operated by the tribe.
Question 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot asks voters if they want to allow a racino in southern Maine and a second racino in eastern Maine.
Developers are proposing a $120 million project in Biddeford that includes a horse track, hotel and entertainment complex.
The Passamaquoddy Tribe has yet to unveil specific plans for an eastern Maine facility.